“This Is Us” opened on Thursday night and collected an estimated $18 million through Labor Day, while “The Butler” grabbed another $20 million for a $79.3 million total. “Getaway” and “Closed Circuit” both flopped while the Spanish-language “Instructions Not Included” did better than expected. The box-office haul of “This Is Us” was certainly still a victory for Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry. While the Directioners who flocked to see the 3-D documentary (65 percent of whom were under 17 and 85 percent of whom were female) didn’t outnumber the Beliebers who gave “Never Say Never” a nearly $30 million debut, “This Is Us” managed to beat the recent documentaries from Katy Perry and the Jonas Brothers. Considering the fact that audiences who saw “This Is Us” gave it a CinemaScore of “A” and that it contributed to the biggest overall Labor Day weekend gross in history, it’s safe to say Sony Pictures’ TriStar brand was happy with the fruits of “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock’s labor especially given that $10 million budget. “We’re the Millers” came in third with $14.9 million across the four-day weekend, putting the new comedy from “Horrible Bosses” co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston at $112.9 million. Disney’s “Cars” spinoff “Planes” was #4 with $10.6 million in its fourth week for a domestic total of $73.6 million. “Instructions Not Included” managed to crack the top five with a $10 million debut despite playing at less than 350 locations; by comparison, “The Butler” was in 3330. The Los Angeles Times called it a “sweet, funny and poignant comedy.” One of the worst-reviewed films of the year, “Getaway,” was in over 2100 theaters and made a lousy $5.5 million. “Closed Circuit” has made $3 million since opening on Wednesday in 870 theaters. The mystery/thriller (starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall) was “rotten” on Rotten Tomatoes, but at 43 percent on the Tomatometer, it still did better than the 2 percent of “Getaway.” This weekend will see the release of “Riddick,” Vin Diesel’s third turn as the character that launched his career. The star-studded documentary about reclusive “Catcher in the Rye” author J.D.
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Station Manager Laurie Kenny, who was at the scene said: Firefighters worked quickly and professionally to get the fire under control as quickly as possible. About 30 people left the building before we arrived and were not injured. Two of the occupants had superficial burns to their hands and the third had burns to his hands and face. All three have been taken to hospital. None of the other members of 1D were at the flat at the time although it is thought Liams new girlfriend Sophia Smith, 19, may have been with him. The drama comes after the pair celebrated Liams birthday at Funky Buddha nightclub in Londons Mayfair last week. A spokesman at Liams building said last night: We are not disclosing any information. REX But one of its residents described the drama and said: There were a lot of sirens, fire engines turned up, police turned up down below us. I looked over at the balcony and saw that they were running into the building. “The sirens had been going on for a while before I took any notice of them. “I went out to the corridor, heard people in the stairwell so I checked and there were firemen there. They said there was a fire but it was under control so there was nothing to worry about. They were there very quickly and got it under control. Ali, a resident who lives two floors below, said he saw the fire and called 999. He said: It was about 10pm when it happened. I was sitting outside and there was a strong smell of burning.
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Hot-pink fandemonium There is no doubt that this tween is obsessed with One Direction. With poster-filled walls and her very own pillow, light and jersey, the little lady who sleeps in this hot-pink number obviously has One Direction dreams. Neutral love Image source: Iminlovewithliampayne via Tumblr Organized with perfectly square posters, you can hardly see any wall space in this neutral-hued One Direction room. And if the photos weren’t enough, this tween added a Polaroid comforter to cozy up to as she dreams of Liam Payne. Neon obsessed Image source: lhzlnofficial via Instagram This is perhaps the least crazy of the roundup, but it’s a One Direction-obsessed space nonetheless. This tween can have her One Direction dreams under a neon-colored duvet that features each band member’s name. Black, white and fur all over Image source: directionerlandxoxox via Instagram For those tweens who want to be both fashionable and have a little bit of One Direction, we suggest a large black and white poster of the band’s faces. Equipped with a fur comforter and chic accessories, this fan’s room can still be stylish while she’s listening to what makes her beautiful. Pretty in One Direction pink Image source: Daffhne_1D via We heart it Keep your One Direction-loving tween’s room simple with this oversized black-and-white decal. In a room accented with light pink, black and white accessories, your One Directioner can still show her obsession in a chic style. Mellow yellow direction Image source: hisemeraldorbs via Tumblr Stay mellow and yellow with this One Direction-adoring tween’s room. With a wall featuring posters of all her favorite guys, this One Directioner keeps the decor in the rest of her space simple.
Payne’s father laments that he’s never gotten to take his son out for a “beer and a snooker” game, since his son has essentially not been home for the last three years. “That was quite sad for us to see, because obviously, we’ve never heard our parents’ side of things when they’re just at home and we’re off on tour doing these mad things,” said the younger Payne. “I cried, like straight up. It’s quite sad to hear, like. It feels like he’s missed out on something. ” Still, “This Is Us”contains much less behind-the-scenes humanity than last summer’s ” Katy Perry : Part of Me,” a film that didn’t shy away from the pop star’s personal struggles. In one particularly memorable scene, Perry is so distraught over her impending divorce from Russell Brand that she is barely able to stop sobbing before she has to get onstage for a show. Dan Cutforth, co-director of the Perry film, noted that Directioners are decidedly younger than KatyCats and that they may not enjoy watching their idols warts-and-all. TIMELINE: Summer’s must see concerts “One Direction has a really interesting story and [its members] are charismatic kids, but I question whether their audience wants to see a searing expose of what life is like on the road for those guys,” said Cutforth, who also produced 2011’s “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.” “They want it to be more fun. I honestly don’t know whether the fans want to believe that their heroes have girlfriends.” As with most concert documentaries, “Part of Me” was inexpensive to produce but it didn’t do major business at the box office, grossing $32.4 million worldwide. Bieber ‘s film, meanwhile, was a huge success, raking in close to $100 million in global ticket sales.
“Getaway,” Warner Bros., $5,606,142, 2,130 locations, $2,632 average, $5,606,142, one week. 11. “Blue Jasmine,” Sony, $5,306,163, 1,179 locations, $4,501 average, $21,772,631, six weeks. 12. “You’re Next,” Lionsgate, $5,069,361, 2,437 locations, $2,080 average, $14,409,069, two weeks. 13. “Despicable Me 2,” Universal, $3,800,500, 1,284 locations, $2,960 average, $355,739,290, nine weeks. 14. “2 Guns,” Universal, $3,386,425, 1,411 locations, $2,400 average, $70,096,330, five weeks. 15. “The Grandmaster,” Weinstein Co., $3,181,334, 749 locations, $4,247 average, $3,377,378, two weeks.
3, 2013 5:56 PM PDT Loading… wowcelebritytv / Splash News This isn’t the sort of hot stuff we usually mean when referring to One Direction . A friend of Liam Payne ‘s suffered second-degree burns to his upper body when a fire broke out on the balcony of the singer’s London flat on Monday night. A source tells E! News that Liam is doing “fine,” but his mate remains hospitalized. The young man who ended up being rushed to the hospital was reportedly trying to refuel an outdoor heater on the terrace when the blaze started. Payne was in the kitchen at the time but quickly rushed out to help douse the flames and then rode with his pal in the ambulance. WATCH: Liam says Niall has the most twerking experience of the lot There’s been no word from Liam, via Twitter or otherwise, about the incident. The 1D member, who was in New York the previous weekend attending the MTV Video Music Awards and the Big Apple premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, returned to London to celebrate his 20th birthday on Aug. 29. According to the Daily Mail , he partied with new girlfriend Sophia Smith at theFunky Buddha nightclub that night. Reporting by Holly Passalaqua
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So if you happen to find yourself standing in line for One Direction: This Is Us , there are a few things you need to know. Here are five things that will really get the fans fuming: 1. Debate Larry vs. Elounor The first thing you need to know about Directioners is that theyre divided into two camps. There are Larry shippers, who believe bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles are in a secret romantic relationship thats being covered up by their handlers (fans claim that Modest! Management wont let them be photographed without the rest of the boys anymore), and there are Elounor shippers, who trust that Tomlinsons real-life relationship with University of Manchester student Eleanor Calder , is, in fact, real. Engage either side about the validity of Larry and youre asking for a heated diatribeor a series of terrifying I will cut you tweets. As youll learn, the boys love lives are not your business unless, of course, youre sure that Louis and Harry are depending on you to expose their secret relationship to the world so they can finally be happy. 2. Say You Love Justin Bieber The second thing you need to know is that Directioners dont like Beliebers. The conflict began (where else?) on Twitter. The Beliebers trended #HitDirectionersWithAShovelDay for no reason explains Holly, a 16-year-old 1D fan from Chicago.
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Here, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the New York premiere of ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ at the Ziegfeld Theater on Aug. 26. (D Dipasupil/FilmMagic) Get Gay Voices Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: Boy George , One Direction , One Direction Gay , Boy George Gay , Boy George One Direction , Boy George One Direction Bisexual , Boy George One Direction Gay , Boy-George-Liam-Payne , Liam Payne , Liam Payne Boy George , One Direction Bisexual , One Direction Bisexuality , One Direction Boy George , Gay Voices News Boy George thinks odds are that every single member of British boy band One Direction is bisexual. The ’80s legend recently spoke with the United Kingdom’s Daily Star about the pop world today. He said he thinks Justin Bieber and Rihanna are heading down the wrong paths. In addition, he said he has little regard for the boys of One Direction — Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. I wouldnt know who One Direction were if they fell on my head, George said. Im older than them, they should treat me with respect. I blocked all the band, I couldnt be bothered to hear anything they said but I couldnt help winding up their fans.” George was referencing the backlash he received following a Twitter spat with Payne at the BRIT Awards in February. The 1D member supposedly refused to stop to take a photo with the 52-year-old’s niece. Apparently One Direction fans joined in on the tiff. One tweeted me saying: My mum says youre a horrible old has-been. I tweeted back saying: Your mums probably an old, fat ugly b***h,'” George said.